Mark Dreyfus MP

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90 Second Statement - Vaccination Rollout Failure

17 June 2021

Once again we are seeing the consequences of the Morrison Government’s failures on quarantine and the COVID vaccination rollout.

MARK DREYFUS
SHADOW ATTORNEY-GENERAL
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL REFORM
MEMBER FOR ISAACS

 

90 SECOND STATEMENT

VACCINATION ROLLOUT failure

 17 JUNE 2021

Once again we are seeing the consequences of the Morrison Government’s failures on quarantine and the COVID vaccination rollout.

In Sydney, a single person driving flight crew from the airport to hotel quarantine has tested positive and started yet another outbreak. Once again businesses are being shut, staff sent home and thousands of people are having their lives disrupted.

This comes as Victoria is emerging from yet another lockdown caused by the Morrison Government’s failure to take charge of hotel quarantine, and vaccinate the population.

We’ve been in this pandemic for more than a year and the Prime Minister still can’t get quarantine right and he still can’t get vaccines right.

Just six million of the required 40 million vaccines have been delivered. At the current rate we won’t be fully vaccinated until June next year –that’s 12 months away.

How many more quarantine breaches will we see in that time? How many more outbreaks will we see in that time? How many more lives and business will be disrupted?

As Dr. Teena Chopra from the Detroit Medical Center told the New York Times yesterday “getting people vaccinated is the only way to end the pandemic.”

It is a race Prime Minister and Australians are paying a very, very heavy price for your failure. 

ENDS